Triangle Stages Offer Family-Friendly Performances in February
Take your pick of family-friendly stage performances across the Triangle in February.
Feb. 1 – This yellow cone-headed fellow finds himself in absurd situations as he explores the Minnesota woods. Ages 3-10. $8 youth, $10 adults. Free for ages 2 and younger. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787. artscenterlive.org.
Pinkalicious The Musical
Feb. 1-2 – Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with “pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament. $20-$26. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. ticketmaster.com.
Durham Family Theatre Presents Brigid Without a Story
Feb. 7-8, 14-15 – All the tribes have gathered for Queen Eire’s Harvest Festival to find out who will be named the greatest storyteller in Celtic Ireland. What will happen if Brigid the Poet forgets her story in front of the Queen? Purchase tickets online or at the door. $15 adults, $10 kids. 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14; 2 and 5 p.m. Feb. 8; 2 p.m. Feb. 15. Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., Durham. 919-286-5717. durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com.
Feb. 11-23 – Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. $34-$89. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-14, 18-21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 22-23. Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Carolina Ballet Presents Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Feb. 13-March 2 – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a theatrical and sensory treat, taking the audience on a journey through the changing of seasons: the chill of winter, the newness of spring, the languor of summer and the melancholy of fall. $34-$110. 8 p.m. Feb. 13-14; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 22 and March 1; 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 2. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.
Cary Town Band Presents Czech Mates
Feb. 21 – Enjoy the music of Czech composers. Free. 7:30 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. carytownband.org.
Opera Carolinas Presents The Three Little Pigs
Feb. 22 – Brother pigs set off to make homes of sticks and straw while their sister goes to the library to read up on huff-proof, puff-proof home construction. When Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s new brick house quite ready to admit that reading books is a pretty smart thing to do. Purchase tickets online. $8. 11 a.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 800-514-3849. etix.com.
Feb 27-28, March 1 – Clayton Youth Theater presents the romantic comedy about the hilarious adventures — and misadventures — of residents of a remote northern town that doesn’t quite exist. $11 adults, $6 students. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28, March 1. The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. 919-553-1737. theclaytoncenter.com.
Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure
Feb. 28, March 1-2 – Join Buddy, Tiny, Don and all of their friends in a fun-filled and interactive trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode in trains. Ages 3-6. $20-$26. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 1-2. Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. ticketmaster.com.